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Use recant in a sentence

verb
    To recant is to publicly take back something you said or to state that you no longer believe something in which you once believed.

    When you say that you no longer hold the religious beliefs you did in the past, this is an example of a situation where you recant.


recant

to withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner

Origin of recant

Classical Latin recantare from re-, back, again + cantare, frequentative of canere, to sing: see chant


recant

verb

re·cant·ed, re·cant·ing, Women Backpack Brown Satchel Shoulder Handbag Vintage School DELEY Bag Tote re·cants

verb

transitive
To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself).

verb

intransitive
To make a formal retraction or disavowal of a previously held statement or belief.

Origin of recant

Latin recantāre re- re- cantāre to sing Tote Bag Shoulder DELEY Handbag Satchel Backpack Brown Women School Vintage frequentative of canere ; see kan- in Indo-European roots.

Related Forms:

  • re′can·ta′tion

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  • re·cant′er

    noun

Verb

(third-person singular simple present recants, present participle recanting, simple past and past participle recanted)

  1. (intransitive) To withdraw or repudiate a statement or opinion formerly expressed, especially formally and publicly.
    Convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.
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Origin

First attested in 1535, from Latin recantare, present active infinitive of recanto (“to sing back, reecho, sing again, repeat in singing, recant, recall, revoke, charm back or away"), from re- (“back") + Holder CH00007223 Credit Business 'Fish' Wallet Azeeda Card 'Fish' Azeeda Card Business YSaPxfU (“to chant, to sing"), frequentative of cano.


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Sentence Examples


  • Attempts were made by the officials to induce him to recant, but without effect.
  • He was compelled to recant, under strong pressure from Pope Innocent III.
  • Barnes was forced to apologize and recant; and Gardiner delivered a series of sermons at St Paul's Cross to counteract Barnes' invective.
  • After he had been tied to the stake and the faggots had been piled, he was for the last time urged to recant, but his only reply was: "God is my witness that I have never taught or preached that which false witnesses have testified against me.
  • Berengar in a weak moment in 1059 was forced by the pope to recant and assert that " the true body and blood are not only a sacrament, but in truth touched and broken by the hands of the priests and pressed by the teeth of the faithful," and this position remains in every Roman catechism.
 
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